Tagged as: Human Rights

Female Genital Mutilation


INTRODUCTION  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the removal of the external female genitalia totally or partially for non-medical reasons. Over the past years in Kenya, this culture has been practised by various tribes, including the Kisii, Meru, Somalis, Nubians and Kuria. They do this as a marriage prerequisite to ensure

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The Rights of those Living with HIV in South Africa

WHAT IS HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)? HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system; gradually breaking down the body’s defences against diseases. Long-term, untreated HIV infection leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); causing an extreme weakness against diseases, as the immune system weakens. The virus is transmitted via unprotected

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Human Rights

The Banjul Charter

Human rights can be difficult to understand. They are defined as what is believed to belong to every person. Examples are the right to life, freedom from slavery, and the right to be treated equally before the law. While many people believe it is important that everyone has human rights,

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